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Snow Report February 9, 2016 9:12 PM

Currently
22° Mostly Cloudy
Snow Fall
Past 24 Hours
1 in.
Past 48 Hours
1 in.
Past 72 Hours
1 in.
Season Total
72 in.
Conditions
Base Depth
16 - 41 in.
Primary Surface
Machine Groomed
Lifts Open
12 Lifts
Trails Open
44 Trails
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Our History

It was many years ago in the winter of 1957-58 when the brand new ski area named Holiday Valley first opened for business. Skiing wasn't new to Ellicottville; Doc Northrup and Karl Fahrner started the first organized skiing in Ellicottville on Fish Hill in 1935. The Ellicottville Ski Club was formed in 1938 and adventurous men and women began to flock to Ellicottville from Buffalo, Rochester and Cleveland. The all important social aspect of skiing took place in the Lincoln Hotel, now the Ellicottville Inn. A rope tow was built on Greer Hill where the skiing and the ride up were more demanding. In 1956 Dick Congdon, John Fisher and Bill Northrup decided to persue their dream of opening a larger, modern ski area. Shares of stock were sold for $100 from a card table in the parking lot in 1956 and 1957, 4 slopes were cut and a T-bar was built. A mild early winter delayed opening until January 7, 1958 when the first skiers rode the T-bar up to ski down Yodeler, Champagne, Holiday Run and Edelweiss.

Now, Holiday Valley boasts 13 lifts, 58 slopes and trails, 3 base lodges, two hotels, a golf course, pools, aerial park, mountain coaster and numerous amenities. The resort has become a leader in the ski industry and ranks among the favorites of skiers in the East.

Check out a time line (pdf) of Holiday Valley's history, our projects and our leaders.

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Everyone Loves Ellicottville!
Everyone Loves Ellicottville!

The Village, although it is only 1 square mile, is full of fun, activities, shops, restaurants and history to please folks of all ages and interests.

Stroll down the main streets and you'll find a genuinely friendly place. Soak up the down-to-earth hospitality and discover a unique collection of fine restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops, a microbrewery and intriguing galleries. Ellicottville's 19th century charm is lovingly preserved in its homes and historic buildings that sit on quiet tree lined streets.

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Kicksled Rentals
Kicksled Rentals

A fun activity the whole family can enjoy on the packed trails along the bottom of the slopes. Rentals available at the Tamarack Front Desk, $10 per hour.

Tubing
Tubing

Tubing is all the fun of old fashioned sledding, but even better with night lights, a warming hut, a bonfire, a skating rink and best of all...a ride back up the hill! There’s 2 tows and over 20 lanes including 3 group lanes. The Tubing Park is on Rt. 242 and Bryant Hill Road, 3 miles east of Ellicottville. We're open Thursday and Friday nights, plus days and nights on weekends and holidays. Join in the FUN of winter at the Holiday Valley Tubing Company in Ellicottville! 

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